Celebrating the National Air and Space Museum

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A popular tourbook covering the major exhibits of the National Air and Space Museum at its opening in 1976. Provides a history of early flight and the role of the Smithsonian in encouraging aeronautical progress. Short history of the Wright Brothers and Lindbergh are included as well as major events in space history. Includes photographs of NASM galleries, and historic photos and artwork of air and spaceflight.


  • Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Air Museum (U.S.)


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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu




  • Airplanes
  • Openings
  • Flight
  • Aeronautics
  • Exhibitions
  • New Museums
  • Space flight
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)
  • Astronautics
  • Galleries
  • Wright Flyer (Airplane)
  • Space vehicles

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